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Old 11-07-2016, 03:29 PM
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My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver .  
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I did a fill on my new 15-22 MOE.
That's white nail polish. I might add a few more coats to it.
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I like it! I go back and forth on doing the similar treatment on mine.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:34 PM
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So after you applied the polish you just wiped it off before it dried?
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:55 PM
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I too, would like more details.
It looks very nice.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:09 PM
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I just did this last weekend to my M&P9. I love it. It came out great! I did one coat thick coat and let it sit for about 5 hours. Then I wiped it off. At first I applied the nail polish, let it sit for 30 min then tried to wipe it and noticed the polish could have sat longer. The 5 hours worked for me. But you only really need an hour or so. I started to upload a pic from my desktop, but for some reason it's asking for an URL address. Ugh. Lol.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:38 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:28 PM
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Click go advanced. Scroll down to manage attachments. Then you can load your pic.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:32 AM
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It's easy just get a bottle of White fingernail polish and a bottle of fingernail polish remover non acetone. Brush the fingernail polish into the lettering and let it set until dry.I waited about 15 minutes. BUT longer is better. After it's dry to the touch take a rag or paper towel and soak it with polish remover and rub off everything that's outside the lettering or logo. Don't worry the Polish in the lettering won't come off. If it gets to light get use another coat. I did. REMEMBER non acetone polish remover. And I used a rag soaked in the remover to make it easier. FIRST few times I used a paper towel .
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:12 AM
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Laquer stik works well. Might be a little easier. You smear it in like a crayon then use a paper towel with any kind of oil (canola, motor, etc) and just wipe the surface.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:35 AM
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When i've done this to other firearms i've always just used a crayon but i thought i'd give it a go with paint this time. I have to say i think i prefer the crayon, while the paint does give a slightly better finish to the lettering no matter how hard i try i can't get rid of the white 'ghost' effect on the receiver around the lettering I'm hoping it will wear off with time though.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:40 AM
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My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver . My Color fill on my M&P 15-22.  Really brought out the receiver .  
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I till clean mines with a rag in polish remover and then oil her up
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I just did this last weekend to my M&P9. I love it. It came out great! I did one coat thick coat and let it sit for about 5 hours. Then I wiped it off. At first I applied the nail polish, let it sit for 30 min then tried to wipe it and noticed the polish could have sat longer. The 5 hours worked for me. But you only really need an hour or so. I started to upload a pic from my desktop, but for some reason it's asking for an URL address. Ugh. Lol.
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:32 PM
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Looks great. Did the same with mine. I stuck with red though.

1. Wipe down with 93% Alcohol.
2. Let dry.
3. Apply generous amount of Red nail polish.
4. Let dry for 20 minutes.
5. Use non-acetone remover with a cotton ball making sure not to push too hard to avoid getting remover into letters.
6. Make sure NOT to go back over it after step 5. I found that multiple coats actually reactivated the polish and it came out.



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I also did it with nail polish...did my Glock 23 and Taurus PT111 at the same time. I will post pictures tonight after the kids go to bed.

@blackstuff - did you ever get the ghosting to go away? I am still having issues with mine
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It has died down a little since i've cleaned the rifle a few times now (and got gun cleaner over the areas painted) but its still visible in certain light conditions.
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The Gold looks awesome on blued revolvers also.

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Just found the lacquer stick here in England

seems a little pricey....$88 with shipping

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Lol my wife is a crafty crafter.....although she never lets me raid her supply cupboard (not a euphemism ) She will generously lend her supplies to painting the little bits with a fine brush. Her next task is to paint the tiny little 'magpul' lettering on my Mag release button. She paints miniature paintings so her hand eye co-ordination is way better than mine...bless her.
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The Lacquer-Stik definitely looks like something I would have done had I known that it was a possibility at the time.

I found the nail polish method to work well for the guns that I did it on. A little bit of patience and some light rubbing with a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover did well for me.
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Hi
Brand new member to the forum although I have been lurking for several months. I just want to thank you guys for the wealth of info you have provided. I got my M&P 15-22 about 6 months ago and have been making improvements as the months pass.

I really like this color fill idea but I am just wondering how does the Crayon material hold up against dirt and oil and long term use?

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That's white nail polish. I might add a few more coats to it.
I think that's a great idea. Could you not do it with other products too? It makes it look really new too.
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I don't think any less of anyone that's into this, but I never got the attraction. It just seems to me to be yet another facet of this bizarre obsession many gun owners have with endlessly screwing with their stuff.
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Any long term info on how well it hold up?
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I used model paints on mine, Matt red and white.

Went with Matt so as to not make the colours too flashy and bright.

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I raided my children's crayon box and grabbed a red and white crayola, rubbed it over the S&W logo and the safe/fire and did the S&W logos on my mags and it has held up fine, no chips, never needed to do anything to it.
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Rob1 and Ghostmutt thank you for the info.
I think I will try it on the safety first and see if I like it. I prefer the Crayon method because it seems to be easily reversible and the chances of any damage to the guns finish are minimal.
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Just make sure if you do go down the nail varnish route that you use acetone free remover to remove the excess.
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I also do that with my all my M&P pistols and here is my 15-22.
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I have highlighted several guns in my collection. I use Testors paint, fill the area completely and let it set overnight. Then with a square patch, use rubbing alcohol to remove the excess. Works perfectly, with no greying or other problem on either anodized aluminum or polymer.
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I also do that with my all my M&P pistols and here is my 15-22.
Do you guys keep your Mags loaded all the time?
I do that with my carry weapon but I would figure the budget springs in the 15-22 mags would probably not last long like that.
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Can you just scrape off the excess paint/polish with a razor blade, or do you have to use something to rub it off as described by everyone above?
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Do you guys keep your Mags loaded all the time?
I do that with my carry weapon but I would figure the budget springs in the 15-22 mags would probably not last long like that.
Good question I would like to know as well. I always keep them loaded when I first get new ones to break in the springs but have always just kept them that way.

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Good question I would like to know as well. I always keep them loaded when I first get new ones to break in the springs but have always just kept them that way.

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I guess we our getting off topic but if I understand you correctly you also keep yours loaded? I have always kept mine unloaded fearing that the spring will weaken over time.

I am going to try the Crayon job tomorrow, I guess that all that is needed is to warm them up and then fill in the gap and scrape off the excess and clean the area with alcohol.

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Can you just scrape off the excess paint/polish with a razor blade, or do you have to use something to rub it off as described by everyone above?
It's best not to use a blade as this is likely to knick the polymer. If using nail polish just use a patch or cloth with non acetone nail polish remover and gently wipe off the excess. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing the procedure.
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Just did my safety markers and wow it looks nice.

I used Red and White Crayons.
A small hair dryer
paper towel and a stiff toothbrush plus toothpicks
Alcohol and some Hoppes 9 oil.

Heated the Crayon and the area at the same time until the crayon was getting ready to drip. Then rubbed it into the area and pressed it in further by hand. I then heated the area again with the hair dryer until it flowed a bit and then let it cool.

Scraped off the excess with my finger nail and then wiped the area with alcohol. Next I used the toothpick to clean out excess that had gone near that safety lever and on other areas and got the final bits out with the toothbrush. Cleaned down the area with alcohol and everything looked about 95% good. I then used a dab of the hoppes oil on the paper towl and I was surprise that a lot of excess Red and white was coming off the flat surfaces of the polymer.

After that it looked like a factory job.

Thanks for the advice guys and gals.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:28 PM
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I did mine also with crayons. Really like how it turned out.
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